English 201 - 16th Century and Elizabethan Poetry

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Sixteenth Century Timeline 1485-1509 Henry VII 1509 Henry VIII succeeds his father, Henry VII 1517 Martin Luther initiates the Reformation, advocates personal faith and the authority of scripture Reformation takes hold in England as Henry the VIII seeks divorce from Catherine After excommunication by the Pope, and being named “head of the Church of England,” Henry VIII continues to persecute both Catholics and Protestant reformers 1547 Henry VIII dies, succeeded by Edward VI (son of Henry VIII and 3 rd wife, Jane Seymour); Edward VI is Protestant 1553 Edward VI dies; succeeded by Mary (daughter of Henry VIII and 1 st wife, Catherine); Mary is Catholic and takes measures to make England so 1558 Mary dies; succeeded by Elizabeth I (daughter of Henry VIII and 2 nd wife, Anne Boleyn); Elizabeth I is Protestant Elizabeth I signals England’s return to the Reformation During her reign, Elizabeth creates a “Cult of Love” with her
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENGL 201 taught by Professor Crome-romanovski during the Fall '07 term at Ohio State.

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